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Flat Abs Fast: Core-Sculpting Resistance Workout

Dump the crunches! These 8 belly-flattening ab exercises will take you from squishy to sexy in just 14 days.
Resistance Side Plan Resistance Side Plank

Targets: Shoulders, chest, back, abs, and obliques

-- Stand with feet hip-width apart on center of tube, cross it once or twice in front of you, then grasp a handle in each hand, arms by sides.
-- Crouch down and walk hands forward to get in full push-up position.
-- Shift body weight into left hand and rotate extended right arm to reach for ceiling while keeping shoulders down.
-- Hold for 1 to 3 counts, then return to full push-up.
-- Do 16 reps, alternating arms.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2010.